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PNE 145: Trends in Practical Nursing (1 cr.) — Studies the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse. Covers legal aspects, organizations, and opportunities in practical nursing. Assists students in preparation for employment. Lecture 1 hour per week. Prerequisite: Completion of PNE 162. Co-requisite: PNE 164 and PNE 158.

PNE 158: Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing (1 cr.) — Recognizes emotional needs of patients. Provides knowledge of the role that emotions play. Enables students to understand their own behavior as well as patient behavior. Lecture 1 hour per week. Prerequisite: Completed PNE 162. Co-requisite: PNE 145 and PNE 164.

PNE 161: Nursing in Health Changes I (6 cr.) — Focuses on nursing situations and procedures necessary to assist individuals in meeting special needs related to human functions. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 9 hours. Total 12 hours per week. Prerequisite: Admission into the Germanna Practical Nursing Certificate Program at LOCUST GROVE CAMPUS.

PNE 162: Nursing in Health Changes II (11 cr.) — Continues the focus on nursing situations and procedures necessary to assist individuals in meeting special needs related to human functions. Lecture 5 hours per week. Laboratory 18 hours per week. Total 23 hours per week. Prerequisite: PNE 161 or PNE 141. Co-requisite: PNE 130.

PNE 164: Nursing in Health Changes IV (10 cr.) — Continues the focus on nursing situations and procedures necessary to assist individuals in meeting special needs related to human functions. Lecture 5 hours per week. Laboratory 15 hours per week. Total 20 hours per week. Prerequisite: Completion of PNE 162. Co-requisite: PNE 145 and PNE 158.

PNE 174: Applied Pharmacology for Practical Nurses(1-2 cr.) Applies problem solving skills in preparing and administering medications. Lecture 0-1 hour. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.

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